Academic papers and chapters

Strick, M. (2023).  [Review of the book Satire, Humor, and Environmental Crises, by M. Zekavat, & T. Scheel]. HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research. Accepted for publication.

Strick, M., & Helfferich, S. (2023). Active ingredients of science communication impact: A quantitative study at a science festival. Journal of Science Communication. (Accepted for publication).

  • The survey we used in this research can be downloaded here.

Peeters, W., Land-Zandstra, A., & Strick, M. (2022). Een nieuwe aanpak voor het meten van impact in de wetenschapscommunicatie: theoretisch kader en praktische uitwerking. Tijdschrift voor Communicatiewetenschap, 50(3), 231-250.

Boon, W., Haan, J. de, Duisterwinkel, C., Gould, L., Janssen, W., Jongsma, K., Milota, M., Radstake, M. Stevens, S., Swinkels, M., Sebille, E. van, Strick, M., Wanders, N., & Yerkes, M. (2022). Meaningful public engagement in the context of open science: reflections of early and mid-career academics. Research for All. Vol. 6(1).

Strick, M. (2021). Funny and meaningful: Media messages that are humorous and moving provide optimal consolation in corona times. HUMOR, 34(2), 155–176.

Strick, M. (2021). How humor can promote central-route persuasion: The role of ambivalence. In: M. Strick & T. E. Ford (Eds.). The Social Psychology of Humor. Oxon, UK: Routledge.

Strick, M. (2021). Audiovisual advertising: Effects of music on psychological transportation and narrative persuasion. In J. Deaville, R. Rodman, and S. L. Tan (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Music and Advertising. Oxford University Press (USA).

Boon, W., Duisterwinkel, C., Strick, M., & Thunnissen, M. (2021). Open Science & Stakeholder Engagement Why, how, and what could be improved? Commissioned by the Public Engagement pillar of the Open Science Programme.

Hoeken, H., & Strick, M. (2021). What people tell other people about new technologies: The impact of attitudes toward the technology and trust toward the source on information distortion. International Journal of Communication, 15.

Everett, J. A. C., Colombatto, C., Awad, E., Boggio, P., Bos, B. , Brady, W. J., ..., Strick, M., ..., Tummers, L., ... Crockett, M. J. (2021). Moral dilemmas and trust in leaders during a global health crisis. Nature Human Behaviour, 5(8), 1074-1088.

Dillen, L. F. van, Ellemers, N. & Strick, M. (2021), Psychologie: voer voor juristen. In:  Naar wetten die werken. 85-92.

Hendriks, H., & Strick, M. (2019/2020). A laughing matter? How humor in alcohol ads influences interpersonal communication and persuasion. Health Communication, 35(14), 1821-1829.

Strick, M., & Tummers, L. (2019). Increasing inclusiveness with a short pro-diversity film. PsyArXiv. DOI:10.31234/

Strick, M., & Volbeda, M. (2018). When the valence of unconditioned stimuli evolves over time: Evaluative conditioning with good-ending and bad-ending stories. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 74, 50-55.

Strick, M., & Van Soolingen, J. (2018). Against the odds: Human values arising in unfavourable circumstances elicit the feeling of being moved. Cognition and Emotion, 32(6), 1231-1246.

Strick, M., & Papies, E. K. (2017). A brief mindfulness exercise promotes the correspondence between the implicit affiliation motive and goal setting. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43(5), 623–637.

Stoeckart, P.F., Strick, M., Bijleveld, E. & Aarts, H. (2017). The implicit power motive predicts action selection. Psychological Research, 81(3), 560–570.

Dijksterhuis, A., & Strick, M. (2016). A case for thinking without consciousness. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 11(1), 117-132.

Strick, M., Stoeckart, P. F., Dijksterhuis, A. (2015). Thinking in Black and White: Conscious thought increases racially biased judgments through biased face memory. Consciousness and Cognition, 36, 206-218.

Strick, M., De Bruin, H. L., De Ruiter, L., & Jonkers, W. (2015). Striking the right chord: Emotionally moving music increases psychological transportation and narrative persuasion. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 21, 57-72.

Dijksterhuis, A., Strick, M., Bos, M. W., & Nordgren, L. F. (2014). Prolonged thought: Proposing Type 3 processing. In: Sherman, J. W., Gawronski, B., & Trope, Y. (Eds.). Dual process theories of the social mind (pp. 355-368). New York: Guilford Press.

Strick, M., Holland, R. W., Van Baaren, R. B., Van Knippenberg, A., & Dijksterhuis, A. (2013). Humour in advertising: An associative processing model. European Review of Social Psychology, 24, 32-69.

Kleinjan, M., Strick, M., Lemmers, L., & Engels, R. (2012). The effectiveness of a cue-reminder intervention to reduce adolescents’ alcohol use in social contexts. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 47, 451-457.

Strick, M., Van Noorden, T. H. J., Ritskes, R. R., De Ruiter J. R., & Dijksterhuis, A. (2012). Zen meditation and access to information in the unconscious. Consciousness and Cognition, 21, 1476-1481.

Strick, M., Holland, R. W., Van Baaren, R. B., & Van Knippenberg, A. (2012). Those who laugh are defenceless: How humor breaks resistance to influence. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 18, 213-223.

Ritter, S. M.,  Damian, R. I., Simonton, D. K., Van Baaren, R. B., Strick, M., Derks, J., & Dijksterhuis, A. (2012). Diversifying experiences enhance cognitive flexibility. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 961–964.

Ritter, S. M., Strick, M., Bos, M. W., Van Baaren, R. B., & Dijksterhuis, A. (2012). Good morning creativity: Task reactivation during sleep enhances beneficial effect of sleep on creative performance. Journal of Sleep Research, 21(6), 643-647.

Strick, M., Dijksterhuis, A., Bos, M. W., Sjoerdsma, A., van Baaren, R. B., & Nordgren, L. F. (2011). A meta-analysis on unconscious thought effects. Social Cognition, 29, 738-762.

Strick, M., & Dijksterhuis, A. (2011). Intuition and unconscious thought. In M. Sinclair (Ed.), Handbook of Intuition Research (pp. 28-36). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishers.

Stel, M., Mastop, J., & Strick, M. (2011). The impact of mimicking on attitudes toward products presented in TV commercials. Social Influence, 6, 142-152.

Strick, M., Dijksterhuis, A., & Van Baaren, R. B. (2010). Unconscious-thought effects take place off-line, not on-line. Psychological Science, 21, 484-488.

Westerhof, G. J., Harink, K., Van Baaren, R. B., & Strick, M. (2010). Filling the missing link: the influence of portrayals of older characters in television commercials on the cognitive functioning of older adults. Ageing & Society, 30, 897 -912.

Strick, M., Holland, R. W., Van Baaren, R. B., & Van Knippenberg, A. (2010). The puzzle of joking: Disentangling the cognitive and affective components of humorous distraction. European Journal of Social Psychology, 40, 43-51.

Strick, M., Holland, R. W., Van Baaren, R. B., & Van Knippenberg, A. (2010). Humor in the eye tracker: Attention capture and distraction from context cues. Journal of General Psychology, 137, 37-48.

Strick, M., Holland, R. W., Van Baaren, R. B., & Van Knippenberg, A. (2009). Finding comfort in a joke: Consolatory effects of humor through cognitive distraction. Emotion, 9, 574-578.

Strick, M., Van Baaren, R. B., Holland, R. W., & Van Knippenberg, A. (2009). Humor in advertisements enhances product liking by mere association. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 15, 35-45.

Hansen, J., Strick, M., Van Baaren, R., Hooghuis, M., & Wigboldus, D. H. J. (2009). Exploring memory for product names advertised with humour. Journal of Consumer Behaviour, 8, 135-148.

Corneille, O., Mauduit, S., Holland, R. W., & Strick, M. (2009). Liking peppermints by the head of a dog: Perceived orientation of attention induces valence acquisition. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 234-237.

Strick, M., Holland, R. W. & Van Knippenberg, A. (2008). Seductive eyes: Attractiveness and direct gaze increased desire for associated objects. Cognition, 106, 1487-1496.


Strick, M., & Ford, T. E. (2021). The Social Psychology of Humor. Oxon, UK: Routledge.

Strick, M. (2020). Humor is een van de vier pijlers onder het universum (de andere drie ben ik vergeten). Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Balans

Dijksterhuis, A., & Strick, M. (2017). Tussen je oren: Hoe slim, gaaf en maf ons gedrag in elkaar zit. Amsterdam: Prometheus.

Strick, M., Baas, M., De Vries, M., Dotsch. R., & Van Dillen, L. (2012). Jaarboek Sociale Psychologie 2010 [Yearbook of Social Psychology 2010]. Groningen, the Netherlands: ASPO Pers.

Van de Ven, N., Baas, M., Lakens, D., Strick, M., Van Dillen, L., & Van Lokhorst, A. (2011). Jaarboek Sociale Psychologie 2010 [Yearbook of Social Psychology 2010]. Groningen, the Netherlands: ASPO Pers.

Strick, M. (2009). The hidden power of humorous ads: How humor modifies positive and negative associative processes. Ipskamp, Nijmegen.

Professional publications (in Dutch)

Strick, M. (2018). Humoristische reclames zijn leuk, maar zijn ze ook effectief? In-Mind Magazine, 2018(2).

Strick, M. (2014). Niet kijken, wel kopen. Studium Generale Magazine, 4, 30-32.

Van der Zwaluw, C. S., Kleinjan, M., Lemmers, L., Wiebing, M., Van Toorn., A., Zeegers, T., Strick, M., Hermans, R., & Engels, R. M. E. (2013). De ‘Power Button’: Eerste aanwijzingen voor effecten van een herinneringscue op middelengebruik, Verslaving: Tijdschrift over Verslavingsproblematiek, 9, 60-73.

Strick, M., Holland, R. W., & Van Knippenberg, A. (2008). Zijn het je ogen? Aantrekkelijkheid en oogrichting moduleren conditioneringseffecten van gezichten op productevaluaties, Jaarboek Sociale Psychologie, ASPO press.

Strick, M., Van Baaren, R. B., Holland, R. W., & Van Knippenberg, A. (2005). Humor in reclame: De onbewuste invloed van humor op herkenning, attitudes en gedrag, Jaarboek Sociale Psychologie, ASPO press.